The Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas voter identification law for the November election – the first time in decades that the justices have allowed such a law to stand after a lower federal court had deemed it restrictive and unconstitutional.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested on Friday that Jews should be banned from a Jerusalem holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims.
Illinois' public health chief says Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered the creation of a statewide task force meant to strengthen the state's response to any arrival of the Ebola virus.
The idea of requiring police to wear body cameras has been a hot topic after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. On Friday, a group of Illinois lawmakers discussed the issue.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment in the state continued to drop in September, falling to 6.6 percent.
President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and an adviser at the White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.
13th District Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Ann Callis promoted themselves as problem-solvers ready to reach across party lines, during their broadcast debate Thursday night at the WILL-TV studio in Urbana.
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Coaches attending the Big Ten basketball Media Day event in Chicago Thursday found time to remember Wayne McClain, the former Illini assistant coach who died Wednesday at age 60.